Dark Drowning: A Story of Depression

Written by Lola White When the opportunity came up to write a blog post for BKO I jumped at the opportunity. I had a clear vision in my head of what I wanted to tell people, and what experiences I had and wanted to share. However, when it came to putting words to paper I hit a brick wall. It’s a daunting concept, to expose yourself; putting parts of yourself you are not comfortable with out there for the world {Read More}

Taking a Stand When It Matters

Written by Jenn Sadai The world is full of keyboard warriors and online activists hoping their voices will change the world. They tweet and post their missions, but may not have the courage to act when personally confronted with the problem. That’s normal. I was the same way until recently. It’s easy to preach what you know is right, but it is a lot scarier to actually act upon it. Recently, millions of women stood up for the rights of {Read More}

Picking Up The Pieces

Anna Labor and Bellamy Young at Paley Fest   Like so many others I was bullied all through school, but it was middle school when it got really bad — all because of a rumor another girl decided to spread about me and a fellow friend. I never knew this girl very well ( I barely had any classes with her) but somehow she decided to spread a silly rumor and helped others make my life a living hell. Rumors {Read More}

My Story by Anonymous

A Story Submitted by Anonymous with permission I wanted to share part of my story regarding my experience of bullying. At primary school I got bullied because I’m partly deaf. I used to have to wear hearing aids and a hat all the time. My bullies would take my hat off my head and knock my hearing aids out, call me names, and once pushed me in the local stream. Only one person ever stood up for me. I became {Read More}

Coming Out in Style

Mark Leitao: Friend, Advocate, and #BulliesKeepOut Supporter In my opinion by far one of the toughest things I’ve gone through in my life was coming out of the closet. Although when I came out, which was quite a few years ago and things are different now, my experiences of choosing to come out when I was younger and older several people can relate too. It took me awhile to come out of the closet. I always knew I was gay {Read More}

Joshua Reid-Davis Lends his Voice to BKO

I recently connected with Joshua Reid-Davis through a good friend. In not knowing him that well as of yet, I decided to do just that. I find him to be quite interesting and a beautiful person. I look forward to working with him and getting to know him better myself. I am grateful to have him join Bullies Keep Out as a supporter and lend his voice and advice to the fight against all forms of bullying and hate. Please take {Read More}

Mark’s Story of Hope

PLEASE BE WARNED STORY IS INTENSE AND A BIT GRAPHIC AS IT TOUCHES ON SUICIDE!!!   MARK’S STORY! I sat at my desk at work with no plan ahead. The idea just popped in my head at an instant. I couldn’t take anymore of my life. The past few weeks I fell into a deep state of depression. I lost all hope of a resolution to my angst. I didn’t want to hurt the one I spent the last 10 {Read More}

Moving On…

Forgiveness…Hope…Moving On I know some people believe that you can’t move on from forgiveness until you forget. This is simply not true. Take it from me. I have had to do my sharing of forgiving to move on from my past, and it was not an easy thing to do. I went into it not expecting to forget it, but to release my anger and be at peace. Forgiveness is for YOU, your heart, and your soul. You might not {Read More}

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